Vive le weekend !
Welcome to our Daily Dose of Positivity!
As summer days are coming and we're encouraged not to use public transport as much, let's talk about another (green) means of transport: le vélo !
- To start with, a fun French expression about losing the plot:
- perdre les pédales
(to lose one's marbles - lit: to lose the pedals)
Mais tu as perdu les pédales, ma parole !
But you've lost your marbles, my word!
- To help with the déconfinement and encourage citizens to cycle rather than use public transport, the French government is offering a 50€ deduction on bike repair. Read more about it in this French article:
And as a bonus, here's a sentence from this article linked to our related French lessons:
Son objectif : inciter les Français à circuler à bicyclette afin de respecter les mesures sanitaires de distanciation sociale et diminuer, par la même occasion, leur empreinte écologique.
Its objective: to encourage French people to get around by bike in order to respect social distancing health measures and reduce, at the same time, their ecological footprint.
- Common mistakes with mon/ma/mes, ton/ta/tes and son/sa/ses (possessive adjectives)
- Nationalities differ depending on whether you're a man or a woman (adjectives)
- Using à, en, par with means of transport (prepositions)
- Pour + infinitive = In order to
- Même can mean "same", "itself", "very", "exact" and "precise" as an adjective, and "even" as an adverb
- Notre, nos, votre, vos, leur, leurs = our, your, their (possessive adjectives)
Have an active Saturday!
Prenez soin de vous et à demain !